Ladies and gentleman, Christmas, err, Record Store Day (Christmas for the vinyl enthusiasts) is right around the corner. On April 18, a day that music lovers of all ages come together, all your favorite record stores will be flooded with new releases, limited edition presses, and, of course, all the usual stock that gets thumbed through on a daily basis. We ran down a brief list of some of the specials coming your way; special edition releases from the likes of Jurassic 5, Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, but those are a mere drop in the bucket compared to what you’re going to see on the big day.
Just in case you’ve been too addicted to iTunes to get out and find the treasure troves of audio, here’s a quick run down of where you should be on April 18:
Underdog Records is located at 835 Burke Street in Winston-Salem and will be opening at 8 a.m. on Record Store Day.
CFBG is located at 930 Chapman Street in Greensboro and will be opening at 9 a.m. on Record Store Day. Along with other specials, CFBG will be selling records from the $1 bin at a steal for four-for-one. (That’s 25 cents each, just so you know.)
Reanimator Records is located at 344 Patterson Avenue in Winston-Salem and is releasing a special edition cassette with tracks donated by musical acts from around the world. The shop will be opening at 11 a.m.
Earshot record store is located at 3254 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem and will be opening at 8 a.m. Records in the dollar bin will be three-for-one, as well as other limited edition specials and releases commemorating the day.
Hippo Records is located at 2823 Spring Garden Street in Greensboro and will be opening its doors at 9 a.m. Hippo will also have a large selection of new, collectible and hard to find LPs.
Winston-Salem’s resident party DJ Hek Yeh dropped a new remix our way, which you can you check out in the YES! Weekly blog under the “Yes Current” section. We’d love to tell you all about it, but listening to music is so much better.
John Coyne, who once dropped beats under the moniker TRiLLiON, has announced the second installment of The Blacklight District happening on May 8. The Crown Room at the Carolina Theater is becoming the hotspot for dance music (shout-out to Dance From Above for being trendsetters) and Blacklight is sure to carry on the tradition, even if it’s a little more EDM-centric. !